The Sad State Of WordPress

The WordPress that I am referring to here is the WordPress-hosted version ( and not the self-hosted version of WordPress (

If you are one of the people who are dissatisfied with the way things are on WordPress, you might have contemplated going elsewhere to blog.

And, if you are quite okay with the way in which things are, you will most likely stick with WordPress.

It should not come as much of a surprise that bloggers have mixed feelings about WordPress; some people love it, while there are those who hate it with a heated passion.

Yet, WordPress tends to thrive regardless of what people think of it.

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Love, the Dancer at the Feast: Lotus Root Stir Fry

When the East
Gave birth to the Moon,
Love was the dancer at the feast;
The heavens smiled for joy;
And the Wind strewed the perfumed dust
Of lotus-pollen in the courtyard of the sky.

(Poems from the Sanskrit Translated by John Brough)

Contrary to Lakme, whose name is simply a French variation of Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of Wealth and Wisdom, the beauteous Nikiya, who is a dancer at Lakshmi temple, is involved not only in a love triangle, but a lovesquare, to continue geometrical metaphors. Both young ladies are in love with warriors, both seem to lack wisdom, making rash decisions, and neither one is wealthy. That’s it for similarities. Lakme falls in love with a British officer, Papa – High Brahmin vehemently objects, and she kills herself, singing a gorgeous aria while dying.

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